Related University of Texas Courses

Theatre Studies: Creative Drama I TD: 326C

Overview:
This course is designed to expand your knowledge of and experience in the various techniques and skills associated with the practice of creative drama. You will be introduced to three main approaches: activity-based work, literature-based work/story drama, and situation-based work/process drama. Through readings, in-class activities, discussion, lesson planning, micro-teaching, and written reflection, you will have the opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the various skills and techniques needed to use creative drama strategies as an art form and as a teaching tool in a variety of contexts.

Creative Drama II TD: 351T/383 P

Overview:
This course is an advanced investigation of the use of “creative drama” (or drama-based instructional strategies) in a variety of contexts including classrooms, after school programs, and community centers. Creative Drama I is a required prerequisite. Creative Drama II will build on the approaches to drama-based instruction learned in Creative Drama I and will focus on strengthening the skills needed to implement those approaches and techniques in fieldwork settings. The cornerstone of the Creative Drama II experience is fieldwork. Students will observe, teach and/or co-teach, or train teachers in one or more practical contexts of choice during the semester as a way to hone the skills needed to successfully plan, implement, and evaluate drama-based lessons. The further development of these skills will be invaluable for future educators, teaching artists, and arts outreach professionals.

Teaching Artists in Schools and Communities TD 351T/383 P

Overview:
What is a teaching artist? This course will explore the theoretical and practical considerations and implications of working as a teaching artist in school and community-based collaborations. We will examine the historical role of artists applying their knowledge and skills outside of their traditional environment, and the current move towards aligning artistry with the academic standards. As teaching artists, we will consider the role of assessment, professional development, and interdisciplinary instruction in our work. Our discussions will be framed by a practical residency experience in a school or community location and the creation of teaching artist portfolio.

Drama-based Pedagogy and Practice TD: 383 P

Overview:
This course is a comprehensive pedagogical exploration and immersion training experience in the use of drama-based instruction strategies (the use of kinesthetic activities, improvisation, and role play) in a variety of contexts. Through reading, in-class activities, discussion, lesson planning, micro-teaching, written reflection, and fieldwork, participants will have the opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the various skills and techniques needed to use and assess drama-based instruction as an art form and as a teaching tool in a variety of contexts.

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